CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016
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(Washington: Dana Bash) President-elect Donald Trump's naming of Thomas Bossert as asst. to the president for homeland security & counterterrorism, a post on equal footing with that of Gen. Michael Flynn examined. [CNN's Doug HEYE- assesses Bossert.] [FLYNN - says Islam is a political ideology.] [Current asst. to the president for homeland security Lisa MONACIO- talks about her job.] The concerns about a turf war among homeland security advisers discussed.
(Studio: Jim Sciutto) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Carl Bertstein, "The Daily Caller"'s Matt Lewis & CNN's Jackie Kucinich about the homeland security & cabinet issues. [GERGEN, KUCINICH, BERNSTEIN, LEWIS - offer views on the role of the Trump cabinet with Gen. Kelly being a heavyweight in homeland security, whether the cabinet will be a team of rivals, the overall problem of cybersecurity.]